The old cousins of the common woodlice were crawling on Irish land as long as 360 million years ago, according to new analysis of a fossil found in Kilkenny.Read more
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16 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
New research reveals that the alarming disappearance of marine sponges from one of Ireland’s incredible nature reserves, maybe being reversed.Read more
14 Jun 2021
With her debut novel, Holding Her Breath, due for release this week, we spoke to the Arts Council/University College Cork Writer in Residence for 2021, Eimear Ryan, about her career, her writing inspirations, and her advice for emerging artists.Read more
09 Jun 2021
A worldwide search for ambitious, innovative ideas to get people physically active is to be launched by University College Cork, in association with Sport Ireland and with UNESCO patronage - with up to €10,000 going to the best concepts.
The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity is now open for registration, as part of a bid to engage more people in sport and physical activity following a year of lockdown and restrictions that have seen participation levels plummet. The challenge will run from June 21st-June 27th .
The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity has Development Grants of up to €10,000 for the winning teams, and mentors and partner organisations ready to help turn the best ideas into real campaigns and initiatives.Read more
20 May 2021
13 May 2021
A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid causative virus. The study includes a very high resolution microscopic study that reveals new information about the synthesis of proteins in general.Read more
14 May 2021
A University College Cork academic has been appointed chair of Ireland’s first National Research Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigations of Medical Devices (NREC-MD) by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
Professor Barry O’Sullivan of UCC’s School of Computer Science & IT will chair a committee responsible for reviewing the ethics underpinning research proposals in the field of medical devices, with the aim of providing single national ethics opinions that are respected nationally. As such, NRECs will play a key role in protecting the safety, dignity and well-being of health research participants in Ireland.Read more
17 May 2021
At the weekend, University College Cork commemorated the 13 Irish Republican Army Volunteers executed by the British government on different dates in 1921 and buried within the walls of Cork Men’s Gaol, which was later to be become part of the UCC campus.Read more
12 May 2021
€80M investment fund for next generation of global companies emanating from Ireland’s Universities cornerstoned by research and innovation UCC, TCD and UCD
University College Cork, UCC today confirmed its involvement in the Atlantic Bridge University Fund II, the second university focused venture fund managed by Atlantic Bridge with a remit to invest in new companies emanating from University research. The fund aims to drive scaling and commercialising of these companies to lead the next generation of Irish deep tech companies with global growth potential.
Atlantic Bridge University Fund II - 2021 follows on the path of the pioneering Atlantic Bridge University Fund I - 2016 which has invested in over 30 deep tech companies which have raised over €200m in co-investment to date. Following this trajectory, both funds have the potential to attract up €500m euros of investment into high growth companies.Read more
11 May 2021
As India grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Alumni Community at University College Cork (UCC) is seeking to raise funds for both medical equipment and to support families in desperate need.Read more